Friday, February 10, 2006

No Defense for Self-Defense

Rorschach brings us this news of the Scarlet Letter, Iranian-style:
In Iran, there is a 18 year old girl that has been sentenced to death. Her crime? Self Defense. You see last year when she was still 17, she and her neice were attacked by two men. These men tried to rape them. The seventeen year old drew a knife and stabbed one in the hand, he ran off. She stabbed the other in the chest as he attempted to rape her. He died. An Islamic Court found her guilty of murder. Amnesty International has pled for mercy, not because she was defending herself, Oh no! But because she was a minor at the time, they argue she should spend the rest of her life in prison instead.
So much for the religion of peace. Again.


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